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Sweet Honey In Rock is coming to Powers



Published: Sun, August 28, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Sweet Honey In Rockis coming to Powers

YOUNGSTOWN -- Sweet Honey In the Rock, the Grammy winning singing group, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Powers Auditorium.

This extraordinary black ensemble possesses a stunning prowess in capturing the complex sounds of blues, reggae, spirituals, traditional Gospel, African chants, ancient lullabyes and jazz improvisation. The group's collective a capella voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

The concert will benefit ACTION (Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods).

Tickets are $50, $30 and $20 and can be purchased through the Powers box office (330-744-0264).

Relive the 17th century during Heritage Day

MESOPOTAMIA -- Live demonstrations of late 1800s homemaking skills will be featured at the fourth annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Town Hall, state Routes 534 and 87.

Visitors can bring a dirty T-shirt to wash using old-fashioned washboards sitting in antique washtubs. Other displays include butter churning and a treadle sewing machine.

Skilled artisans in traditional Amish and Yankee crafts in period costume will perform demonstrations of soap making, quilting, rug weaving, basket weaving, apple butter cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, leather working, spinning and more.

The family-friendly event encourages participation by children and includes homemade ice cream, apple cider, an Amish bake sale and lunch stand and craft sales. Sister Jean the Ragtime Queen and Laundry Fat will provide live turn-of-the-last-century ragtime entertainment.

Proceeds will be used to preserve the 103-year-old Mesopotamia Town Hall.

Calling all artists

ANDOVER -- The 17th annual art show at Andover Public Library will open Sept. 18 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run through Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The juried show is open to all area artists 16 and older. A cash award of $300 will go to the best of show, and $100 and $50 prizes will go to the top two in each category: oil/acrylics, watercolor, drawing/pastel, sculpture, mixed media and photography. A prize of $100 will go to the winner of the people's choice award.

The show will be judged by Brad Lethaby of Erie, Pa. Entry forms are available at the library. For more information, call the library at (440) 293-6792.

Hoyt fall scheduleinclude wine classes

NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts has released its eight-week fall class schedule.

In addition to traditional drawing, ceramics, painting and language classes, several new additions aim to please a variety of cultural interests.

Continuing the interest annually peaked with the Hoyt's Wine Festival, Majestic Wines representative Brian Hartman is offering two four-week classes in Wine Appreciation, infusing the principles of basic instruction with actual tasting at each class. Wine Appreciation I serves up an introduction to the varieties, regions, pairing and pouring of wine.

Wine Appreciation II continues that instruction with an in-depth look at the wines of California, France and Italy. A 14-year veteran, Hartman studied wines at the George Dubeuf in France.

For a copy of full class schedule, which runs from Sept. 13 to Nov. 5, call the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, (724) 652-2882, or visit www.hoytartcenter.org.

Rockapella comingto Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Tickets go on sale Thursday for Rockapella's Sept. 17 concert at Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium.

The five-man vocal group, featured on "the Tonight Show with Jay Leno," blends soul, rock, rhythm and blues and jazz. The group was the house band on the PBS children's series, "Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $15 for adults, and $12 for those 17 and under and 62 and older. They can be purchased by calling (724) 738-2091.

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